As you may have noticed, these days haze is all the craze in the IPA world. After many, many test batches we are proud to present our version of this juicy style - Fruit Bazooka NE IPA. Only mildly bitter, the hop charges in this recipe create a blast of in-your-face flavors ranging from ripe mango, orchard fruits, melon, lime and passion fruit to subtle pine and floral notes. Fruit Bazooka is perfectly hazy thanks to the use of flaked oats, wheat malt, massive dry hopping, and a relatively non-flocculant yeast strain. The name itself was suggested by a homebrewer who witnessed our first tasting notes, and as it implies, this beer is bursting with an intense payload of citrus and tropical fruitiness.
-Style: NE IPA
-Fermentation Range: 75-80F
-Aroma:Prominent fruit aromas of ripe tropical fruits, citrus and pineapple. Clean pilsner malt character
-Appearance:Light golden color with considerable haze. Firm white foam cap with good persistence
-Flavor:Reminiscent of a tropical fruit salad. Mango, peach, passionfruit and pineapple flavors with low pine and floral notes. Low to moderate bitterness. Clean pilsner malt background flavor
-Mouthfeel:Medium body with noticeable creaminess. Smooth, long, silky finish
-Overall Impression:Very hop-forward, but relatively low bitterness for an IPA. A medley of fruit flavors dominates the beer, while the soft pilsner malt quietly sits in the background. Very easy drinking for an ale of such strength
Brewmaster Brad's Thoughts:
”This recipe is the result of many test brews utilizing all sorts of techniques to achieve a well balanced NE style IPA. In order to maximize hop flavor while keeping bitterness restrained you will find that there are actually no boil hop additions in this kit. Instead, all of the hops are added after the boil and allowed to steep (whirlpool) for 20 minutes and then followed up with two separate dry hop additions. This serves to get the hop oils into the wort for great flavor and aroma, and the limited steep time only lets a relatively small amount of the total alpha acids to isomerize to create moderate bitterness. Because the yeast strain is a very important driver of flavor and appearance, we are only offering this recipe kit with two very similar liquid yeast strains. The low flocculation of this strain will help create the haze this style is known for, while also creating flavors of pineapple, mango and tropical fruits to accentuate the hops. If you really want to use a dry yeast strain, choose a relatively clean fermenting and lower flocculating strain and ferment on the high end of the temperature range to encourage increased ester production.”
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
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Customer ReviewsWrite a review
This kit is fantastic, and went over very well with whatever friends I was able to see while in "covid lockdown." It was, without question, the best IPA I have ever made...that is...until I made the same beer in all grain!
I made this extract kit as I was finalizing re-tooling my all-grain setup as electric. It was a quality beer, though the color was a bit dark and the haze was a little light for a juicy. The flavor was on point, though, and it sure went quick!
Once I finished my all-grain setup, I made this same beer in all grain and it was (is, I am drinking one now) absolutely phenomenal. I would put it up against most commercial NEIPAs. It's just perfect.
I fermented both batches using A20 yeast at 78 degrees following the recommended hop schedule. With so many dry hops, it's recommended to strain through a sanitized bag to catch the hop particles...on my first batch I had significant issues with my tap lines getting plugged because there are just so many hops!
I cannot recommend this one enough - whether you make it all grain or extract, it is a phenomenal NEIPA that is sure to please the juicy lover! Next up, I'm going to brew it again and add a can of mango puree. Can't hurt, right?!?
This is the first IPA I have ever made. Overall I think it turned out well, but is more bitter than I thought it was going to be. The fruity flavor from the yeast is overpowered by the taste of hops.
Easy recipe, great aroma! Not as malty of a backbone as other brewing kits I've used, which I appreciate. It seems as if the aroma dissipates after the beer is poured, and I wonder if all of the courses of dry hopping are necessary. Overall, it's the best home brew I've made yet!
Will definitely buy this kit again!
One of the absolute best beer kits I have ever made. Will order again!